Chimera, Chardonnay-Athiri-Assyrtiko-Malagouzia, Sparkling with Saffron, by Oinovation
Price: £25.00
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Type: Sparkling White, dry- Traditional French Methode Champenoise infused with saffron (Krokos Kozanis) 
Varietal Composition: Chardonnay, Athiri, Assyrtiko, Malagouzia
Region: Rhodes Island, Greece
Alcohol: 13%
Tasting notes: On the nose the wine is clean with moderate intensity, developing character with aromas of sweet jammy apricot and peach, hints of orange skin, autolytic notes of butterscotch and yeast, herbal hints of jasmine and saffron with a mineral presence, showing up its Assyrtiko typicity.
On the palate the wine is dry with crispy acidity, creamy texture of a generous body with well-balanced alcohol. Sweet exotic fruits, like pineapple, hints of ripe lotus, mango jam, ginger spiciness, white pepper, butter and caramel, showing its long second fermentation in the bottle. Hints of dried chamomile in the midpalate. Very long finish with a round, complex and spicy aftertaste.

Pairings: Wonderful company to Asian dishes and sea food such as bottarga, lobster and seabass, as well as chicken and duck with citrus sauces. Excellent base to cocktails.